The program 2014

Draft version of the program 

8.45 -9.15 : Registration at Piemonte Region premises

Overview of responsible tourism and sharing economy

Moderated by Sandra De Puig, policy officer for NECSTouR

9.15: Welcome by Maurizio Davolio, president of EARTH and NECSTouR Associated Committee Representative

9.20: “Situation of responsible tourism and introduction of sharing economy”, Maurizio Davolio, president of EARTH and AITR (Italian Association of Responsible Tourism), EARTH’ founder member

9.35:  “Regional prospective of sharing economy in Sustainable tourism“, Victoria Sanagustín Fons, University of Zaragoza, Aragon region, NECSTouR’ member

9.50: “The importance of new technologies and new practices of sharing economy”, Roxane Kaempf, Co-founder of GreenHopping, EARTH’ member 

10.05: “Social innovation, sharing economy and responsible tourism”, Gianluca Pastorelli, president of Diesis Coop, EARTH’ founder member


6 study cases

10.20 Greeters Belgium network “When the habitants are your guide…” Emilie Herssens

10.30 Hopineo When travelling is also improving the sustainability of tourism services” Justine Lichtenberger and Mahery Antonio-Tamba, Co-founders of Hopineo

10.40 KissKissBankBank : “Finance your tourism projects by citizens”, Frédéric Cornet, Director in Brussels

10.50 Bookalokal Eat as a local with locals”, Evelyne White, Founder CEO  

11.00: CouchSurfing “Invite you at the place of the locals”, Hetram DIRIX, Ambassador

11.10: Home Exchange “My home is your home”, William Heinzer, director of Home Exchange Europe


11.20 Organic coffee break in collaboration with Mains à la Pâte


The place of Responsible tourism in sharing economy

11.45: Round table session

“Shared values and Limits of sharing economy regarding the principles of responsible tourism”

The round table session aims to discuss the common points and the limits between responsible tourism and sharing economy. The panel of speakers (6 representatives of the sharing economy and t experts) will reflect together with the audience.

Moderated by Marie Secrétant, coordinator of EARTH

  • Hopineo, Justine Lichtenberger and Mahery Antonio-Tamba
  • KissKissBankBank, Frédéric Cornet
  • Bookalocal, by Evelyne White
  • Couchsurfing, Hetram DIRIX
  • Home Exchange, William Heinzer
  • Caroline Mignon, director of ATES (Association du Tourisme Equitable et Solidaire), EARTH vice-presidency
  • Charles Etienne Bélanger, Director of ISTO (International Social Tourism Organisation)
  • Victoria Sanagustín Fons, University of Zaragoza, Aragon region, NECSTouR’ member

Questions and participation of the audience.


12.40: Conclusions and discussion

12.45: End and free time for lunch

The conference will take place at Piemonte Region Premises

Rue du Trône n° 62 – Ground floor Room 

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